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The Seattle Republican
Single Copies, 10 Cent*.
Is published every Friday by Gayton Publishing
Subscriptions, $3 per year; six months, $1.60;
postage prepaid.
Entered as second-class matter at the postofflce
at Seattle.
Main 305 427 Epler Block
Seattle, Washington
SUSIE REVELS CAYTON, • - - Associate
If the circular issued by Rev. Bass de
nunciatory of Dr. Matthews does not bear
all of the earmarks of the Col. Alden J.
Times then we fail to recognize the bray.
If it be true that Jack Johnson has
bought a thirty thousand dollar home for
his new wife then he is treating his "white
slave" victim with a good deal more con
sideration than is characteristic of the
white slave master. This seems to be an
other case of, "the world do move."
Perhaps the purity squad is a detriment
to Seattle's commercial and financial in
terests, but the Seattle folk will never vote
to dissolve the purity squad so long as it
is fought by the Seattle Daily Times, and
all because they know that the editor of
the Times has not trained with the angels
since he has lived in Seattle.
That story in the evening twinkler to the
effect that, the Bull Moose, Democratic and
Socialistic members of the legislature, with
the aid of a few disgruntled Republicans,
had united to defeat Howard D. Taylor and
had verily succeeded reminds us of the
fellow that loaded his vessel for a foreign
port with powder and dynamite and then
took a torch in his hands to look over his
prospective fortune —the explosion was ter
Next Wednesday is New Year and we
hope will bring good cheer to all, how
ever, the most of us are fearful that, the
events of next year will not bring good
cheer to any except the hungry office seek
er. The entire government will undergo
a complete revolution and for the first time
in fifty years it will be absolutely in the
hands of the party that sought to destroy
it, when they were driven from power.
Let's hope they have sobered up since that
time and their actions will be as patriotic
as the party of Lincoln and Grant.
Those Southern governors who voted fa
vorably on the resolution denouncing the
rash remarks of Governor Blease, did not
vote the same way they shoot when they
are at home. But yesterday a Negro was
lynched in Georgia for forgery and in
Florida a day later one was lynched for
threatening to shoot his white employer.
Blease seems to be no worse than all of
the others in the South and in some in
stances some in the North. The lynching
spirit of the United States, to say the least,
is an awful blot on our boasted civiliza
tion, even though the ones lynched are
guilty as charged.
The noted Tuskegee educator, who is
booked to appear in Spokane, Washington,
to speak in the month of March next. Edu
cators the world over agree that Dr. Wash
ington is the most notable man the South
has produced within the past hundred
years. He is even superior to Jefferson
Davis, the noted sesessioner that after
wards became president of the Southern
Confederacy, for he stood for rule or ruin,
while Dr. Washington stands for right,
but is willing to take it in piecemeals rather
than precipitate fight between father and
son. The methods he has put in operation
at Tuskegee have been adopted by the
civilized world and it is safe to say, he is
the father of Industrial Education.
"Let me correct you, Mr. Editor, as to
the Northern Pacific right of way through
the grounds of the University of Washing
ton, that Dr. Kane had nothing to do with,
but that he is permitting a hundred and
one other things to be most shamefully
wasted about the grounds, I fully agree
with you. In short, Dr. Kane is not big
enough for the job and the sooner the state
seeks a twelve thousand dollar man for the
presidency of the University of Washington
the sooner will the interest of the state be
more zealously guarded and the awful
waste about the university be checked,"
came from one who ought and verily does
know all about the affairs of the University
of Washington.
To give is far more gratifying than to
receive and especially when those to whom
you give are worthy subjects, While the
giving of Christmas presents to those you
love is still indulged in, yet the spirit of
giving to the needy is rapidly gaining
grounds, and from the amounts given to
the poor in Seattle this Christmas it is
evident that it's only a matter of a few
years more, when the vast sums expended
to exchange presents with those you love
will be combined and given to the poor
and needy. Already the most of the
churches have discarded the idea of load
ing down church Christmas trees with
valuable presents for the children and the
members given to each other and the mem
bers {ire encouraged to bring substantial
gifts for the poor which are distributed by
Either Austin E. Griffith is wrong or
Mayor Cotterill and the police are wrong
as to the Griffith ordinance, curbing the
arresting power of the police. Both of
these men are men of experience and edu
cation and they ought to be sufficiently
interested in the community to get to
gether and devise the best thing for the
police to do in order to protect the citizen
ship of the city against thugs and thieves.
If men of education and experience can not
reason together for the good of those who
reared them to power and authority then
both or all of them are unworthy of the
piwer that has been vested in them. There
should not have been any excuse for Grif
fith's ordinance and there is absolutely no
excuse for the referendum vote that is be
ing petitioned for on the ordinance. If
the mayor and the chief of the police differ
from the city council as to the matter of
administration then the whole bunch should
put their heads together and decide upon
a policy that will protect the community
and that too without fussing over it.
Not all the problems dealing with the
social, mental, moral, and physical better
ments of the people, particularly the young,
are to be encountered in the large cities.
Yet it is here that the greatest concentra
tion of reformatory agencie sis to be found.
A man who merely signs himself "A For
mer Resident" makes a plea for the small
town —the town or city of from 3,000 to
10,000 people, "where men and women
live as neighbors and where the enormous
power of great funds for the promotion
of these same social, mental, and moral
phases is lacking." Something should be
done to stir the "community conscious
ness" of such centers, thinks this writer in
The Central Christian Advocate (Kansas
City), to a proper sense of civic responsi
bility. The needs as he sees them are such
as any small town, if examined, could
Slopping Over. —New Minister—"How
did you like my sermon this morning?"
Enthusiastic Parishioner—"lt was simply
grandiloquent,''—Baltimore American,

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